Wednesday, November 30, 2016

World War I: “Trench Blues” — An African American Song of the War

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(The following is a guest post written by Stephanie Hall of the American Folklife Center.) In 1934, folklorist John Lomax and his 19-year-old son Alan went to southern Louisiana to collect folksongs and music in many styles from several ethnic groups in English and French. Among the songs in the resulting collection is "Trench Blues," a […]


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